Functions of Social Conflict

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Simon and Schuster, 1964 - Family & Relationships - 192 pages
"The positive values of conflict for all societies come to light in this study. The author reveals how conflicts fulfill social functions such as maintenance of group boundaries and the prevention of the withdrawl of members from a group. Critical of the view that conflict is dysfunctional, he demonstrates its inadequacies. In a series of basic propositions distilled from the theories of George Simmel, Mr. Coser clarifies the functions of social conflict. These propsitions are extended and related to such theories as those of psychoanalysis and empirical research."--Back cover.
 

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Contents

Introductory
15
Conflict and Group Boundaries
33
Hostility and Tensions in Conflict Relationships
39
InGroup Conflict and Group Structure
67
Conflict with OutGroup and Group Structure
87
Ideology and Conflict
111
ConflictThe Unifier
121
Conflict Calls For Allies
139
Conclusion
151
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